The new coop and fence look really neat, purple tie! Do you think the slots will be enough ventilation in the summer?
Gramma, I like the coop in the first link you sent.. I would add a couple Windows though, and maybe slop the roof more. I think that's an easier roof to build, for someone like me, rather than a peaked roof. I picked up eight pallets on Friday, and I hope to go to Home Depot tomorrow to buy a thing to separate them out. I want to make a sloped roof, leaving the eaves open for ventilation, covered with hardware cloth. But I want the coop to be two story because my yard is so small, that it would be nice if every bit is utilized, and they can use the underside to shelter from the elements, but not have to be inside. So I will have to buy some cement blocks to set the four feet into. I think I have some two by four wood left over from when DH build the shed last year. There's even some rubbery shingle type things that I could use either on the roof or sides. I have two old small windows I can use also, but not sure how I'll attach them. I'm kinda excited and nervous at the same time. I love that I don't have to buy too much stuff for this. Hubby complains about my expensive hobbies. I tell him at least I don't ask him for jewelry like some of his friends wives. 😁 And I haven't bought seed or feeders for the wild birds in a while. I want to surprise him when he gets back, so I'm not saying a word about it on the phone to him. I hope I don't have to cut any angles. That would be one crooked coop. Well as long as it's secure and comfortable, it doesn't have to be pretty. It's not like it's gonna be in my front yard. If I had a front yard🙄.... My aunt and uncle are visiting another aunt's house, about half an hour's drive away, and my aunt has volunteered my uncle's services to help with this project. I just have to go pick him up, and take him back. So he might have some ideas as well. His sons are construction contractors, so hopefully they got those genes from him, even though he's a farmer. Anyway, enough rambling about that.
Regarding the bloody chick poop, I didn't see very much today, and everyone is still looking and behaving 'chickenly', rushing to the fence when I approach, eating their garlicky feed, trying to steal bits of kale from each other, etc.
Edited by Devona - 3/20/16 at 7:28pm